Leading Ladies Film Series at Angelika Film Center and Cafe (Plano)
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It’s not a Halloween flick, per se, but the October edition of this monthly film series does contain a horrifying jump scare. (We’ll say no more.) Director Brian de Palma first brought Stephen King’s unsettling tale of a troubled -- and telekinetic -- teen, Carrie, to film in 1974 and, while that pair of masterful males set the stage for simmering terror, it took a woman to bring the film’s frenetic anti-heroine to life, death and back again. East Texan and future Oscar winner Sissy Spacek -- who, incidentally, was homecoming queen in her native Quitman -- rose to fame through her portrayal of Carrie White, a breakout performance that garnered her first nomination for best actress at the Academy Awards. See why in this blood soaked cinematic freak out.
Jan. 8 - The Philadelphia Story (1940), Katharine Hepburn.
Feb. 12 - Cabaret (1972), Liza Minnelli
March 12 - All About Eve (1950), Bette Davis
April 9 - Singin' in the Rain (1992), Debbie Reynolds
May 14 - Sabrina (1954), Audrey Hepburn
June 11 - Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), Marilyn Monroe
July 9 - The Women (1939), Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford
Aug. 13 - Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), Elizabeth Taylor
Sept. 10 - King Kong (1933), Fay Wray
Oct. 8 - Carrie (1976), Sissy Spacek
Nov. 12 - High Society (1956), Grace Kelly
Dec. 10 - Miracle on 34th Street (1947), Maureen O'Hara